As per the reports, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has desided to seal the civic properties rented out for commercial purposes over unpaid rent dues, marking a stricter crackdown against the practice.

At least To recover dues worth Rs3.5 crore, 27 such commercial properties have already been sealed.

Rajendra Muthe, head of PMC’s establishments department said, “The notices have been issued to the occupants of properties that have rent dues pending. If they fail to make the payment despite this warning, their properties will be sealed. The drive has been initiated and will be extended in the days to come.”

As per details available with the PMC, such action has already been taken in the areas of Shivajinagar, Yerawada, Deccan, Wakadewadi, Tilak Road, Raviwar Peth and Ghorpade Peth.

According to PMC data, it has over 3,700 properties that have been given out on rent across city localities. A majority of them have been acquired under different policies and schemes. Some of the properties have been developed by PMC by using its funds over the years.